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Sep 23, 2010 10:00am EDT
of his administration told congress the threat of a terrorist attack on u.s. soil is very real. so, we're following that. >>> also developing right now, house republicans about to unveil what they call their pledge to america. now, basically, this is a set of promises for what they'll do if they take over the house. 12 republican house lawmakers are at the tart lumber company in sterling, virginia. they'll roll out the pledge and talk to small business owners. luke russert is on capitol hill for us and, luke, give us the thumbnail sketch here. what is in this pledge? >> the pledge has to deal with five other areas. it has to deal with jobs, the economy, reforming congress and congress spending national security and some of the specific things you'll see in this pledge from the republicans today, they'll rule out the following. they want to reduce government spending and go back to 2008 levels that has to do with national security. they want to repeal the national health care law and mortgage giants fannie mae and freddie mac and they want to make the bush tax cuts permanent. those are
MSNBC
Sep 29, 2010 1:00pm EDT
? how much can you use him? >> president clinton has been an enormous ally for us and asset. two weekends back he was coming in the next day in pennsylvania, and colorado, and people remember that he was a president that came in when the economy was tough, and by the end of his eight years the economy was going well. remember, he and president reagan both in their first mid terms had approval ratings that were sim to where president obama's are right now, but president clinton did so many things to get that economy that was challenged climbing again, and i know president obama looks at his job and feels like it's basically the feel job, take an anemic economy and have it grow stronger, and deal with the deficits over the course of his presidency. there is much to emlate. the good news is, we had a wake-up call earlier in the year. none of the candidates have been running complacently. they have been running scared. for as much concerns people have about the democrats, look at the republican approval rating in the polls. this is not a popular republican party right now. >> some ma
MSNBC
Sep 22, 2010 6:00am EDT
. there you go. >>> welcome to "morning joe." great to have you with us. what a day in norm city yesterday. we actually had breakfast with ahmadinejad. you had lunch with warren buffett. i thought it was a bit in politic for you to ask him to come on "morning joe." tell people, you get warren buffett. you're at lunch and what do you say to him? >> he would be more than willing to carve out a three or four-minute segment once a week to just do stock tips. buffett's picks. >> what are you looking at? he's a hungry kid. >> you had breakfast with ahmadinejad. you had lunch with buffett. >> well, he was at the next table. i didn't have lunch with him. >> i had chicken tenders with my daughter. she's three. >> you're better than us, willie. >> that's like every time i'm going around with mika at speeches and she's giving stories. and then we -- i saw yasir arafat and stalin and churchill. >> is that your mika? >> that's all i got. >> your dad ran u.s. foreign policy. my dad ran a little league team in meridian, mississippi. it's fine. willie is snuggaling up to the chicken tenders. >> it's got to be
MSNBC
Sep 24, 2010 9:00am EDT
it's time for chuck and savannah. >>> hot stir, flamed fanner. iran's president blames us for 9/11 and the u.s. delegation heads for the exits. it's iranian president feeling the pressure today. >>> prescription for trouble. the government warns some of the most abused pills could be in your home. but says maybe you shouldn't just throw them out. >>> and sex, lies, and baseball. the fate of the los angeles dodgers could be decided today in divorce court. good morning. it's friday, september 24th, 2010. i'm savannah guthrie. >> i have to say dodgers thing is a thing i am most focused on as a dodger fan. i'm chuck todd. start in new york where iranian president ahmadinejad claimed that parts of the u.s. government somehow orchestrated the 9/11 attacks. watch. >> translator: some segments within the u.s. government orchestrated the attack to reverse the declining american economy and it scripts on the middle east in order to save the zionist regime. >> that prompted the american delegation to walk out, and then the british delegation and several from the european union. of course,
MSNBC
Sep 17, 2010 2:00am EDT
. >> thank you, keith. appreciate it. >>> thanks to you for staying with us at home for the next hour. after a day or so of marching out of step and hath each other for it, republicans today got in line. right behind their senate candidate in delaware, christine o'donnell. which means they are plating their political trough with christine o'donnell just as the country is learning lots, lots, lots, lots, lots more about christine o'donnell. >> there's also the issue of murder with vincent foster. >> we'll also tonight have more of my exclusive interview with the vice president of the united states, joseph biden. and there is a political mailer out there that smells like garbage. it has been sent to republican voters. i have a theory it may be art. that's coming up all this hour. >>> we begin with the senate candidate who appears to be following the same trajectory that sarah palin went through in 2008. that trajectory from more or less profound obscuity to instant nationwide stardom. i'm speaking of christine o'donnell from delaware. she's scheduled for her first high-profile right wing event
MSNBC
Sep 30, 2010 5:00pm EDT
that every election is a choice. if you have to run against the ideal, if it's a referendum, every one of us will get beats. we'd have nobody in office because there's no such thing as the perfect public servant. the choices you make in politics are like the choices you make in life. you make the best available choice. >> that's an interesting insight into the obama's strategy. he talked about how what obama is doing is to try to draw mitch mcconnell and john boehner on to television where they aren't so good and expose them as part of the no team. part of a long interview we did today. part of an upcoming documentary. by the way, that was taped today at the clinton institute on american politics, university college dublin. one of the many institutes being set up by the former president. >>> james clyburn said if republicans win the house, they'll use subpoena power to try to delegitimize president obama. darrell issa said he was being paranoid and goofy. up next, we'll ask iss what what republicans are planning to do with the power that he will have in his hand. you're watching "hardball" f
MSNBC
Sep 20, 2010 5:00pm EDT
you so much. keli goff. that does it for us. "hardball's" up right now. >>> all hail the coalition. let's play "hardball." obama-clich obama-clichbt. the best move he made was to forge a coalition with the other force in the democratic party, the clintons, naming hillary clinton was just the beginning. last week, she took the front line job. peace in the middle east. this week, bill clinton joined hands with obama touting him in advance of the midterm elections. could there be a stronger role for the clintons after the election? we've got arianna huffington to help with the alliance. is the quote still taboo? we're talking christine o'donnell. our friend bill mahr rebroadcast a clip of o'donnell from the show in which she said she once dabbled in witchcraft. what will the voters of delaware make of that? that said, extremist rhetoric was the official language this weekend. dale peterson said things like, president obama hates america. you know, the usual stuff. this hatred has gotten far out. so far, how the democrats going to fight with it. how about newt gingrich? he's out with t
MSNBC
Sep 21, 2010 5:00pm EDT
you so much. that does it for us. >>> let's play "hardball." >>> good evening, leading off tonight, realtime with bill maher. is nothing sacred? bill maher plays "hardball" tonight right up front on the midterms, the tea party, sarah palin and of course, the candidate who has shown two dozen times, the saucer's apprenti apprentice. do you were this moment with president obama? >> quite frankly, i'm exhausted. of defending you, your administration, defending the mantle of change that i voted for and deeply disappointed where we are right now. >> well, the woman talking truth to the president is velma hart. she gins us to talk about how president obama has failed to meet his challenges. >>> and we heard last night from the values voters summit and the attacks on muslim and the claim that president obama wants to impose sharia law. republicans are selling the scare. should some be worried? >>> plus, just say no. late this afternoon, senate republicans voted down an effort to repeal the effort on gays serving openly in the united states military. we'll get into the politics of that sto
MSNBC
Sep 7, 2010 9:00am EDT
the koran here in the u.s. >>> and it is described today as a wall of flames. the wind-whipped wildfires blazing in colorado. good morning. it is tuesday, september 7th, 2010. i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm chuck todd. it is 56 days to election day. by the way, hi. >> i know. good to see you. been a listening time. >> let's get to the rundown. labor day of course signals the start of the campaign season and the white house is being greeted with a rash of bad news. after a devastating august where every day brought more bad economic data, the first tuesday in september brings our new poll and the news for president obama and the democrats is worse than the democrats had feared. mark murly is nbc news deputy political director. mark, give us the four big top lines which basically signal that unless democrats change a trajectory here, republican tidal wave is coming in november. >> you are exactly right. tough numbers for the democrats. president obama's approval rating's at 45% which is down 2 points from the last poll in early august. but his approval on the economy and his economic hailing
MSNBC
Sep 30, 2010 7:00pm EDT
to run against the ideal, if it's a referendum, every one of us will get beats. nobody will get elected. we'd have nobody in office because there's no such thing as the perfect public servant. the choices you make in politics are like the choices you make in life. you look at the facts as best you can and you make the best available choice. >> that's part of a long interview that we did today for an upcoming documentary on the former president. >>> coming up congressman james clyburn said yesterday on "hardball" that if republicans win the house they'll use subpoena power to try to delegitimize president obama. republican congressman darrell issa called us and said that congressman clyburn was being, quote, paranoid. up next i'll ask issa what republicans are actually planning. you're watching "hardball" from dublin only on msnbc. , no. oh. but i did pick up your dry cleaning and had your shoes shined. well, i made you a reservation at the sushi place around the corner. well, in that case, i better get back to these invoices... which i'll do right after making your favorite pancakes. yo
MSNBC
Sep 24, 2010 5:00pm EDT
it for us. "hardball's" up right now. >>> let's play har hard. good evening. i'm chuck todd in for chris matthews. today may be remembered as the day american politics jumped the shark. when steven colbert came to testify before congress about the plight of migrant farm workers, he did so in character. it's not clear whose reputation took a bigger hit today. >> as we've heard this morning, america's farms are far too depent on immigrant labor to pick our fruits and vegetables. the obvious answer is to stop eating fruits and vegetables and if you look at recent obesity statistics, many have already started. >> it didn't stop at capitol hill. harry reid and sharon engel supporters broke out into a full on brawl at a local christian school. plus, the republican pledge to america. what does it really mean? some say it's designed to get votes and change nothing. some on the left say it's nothing more than a smoke screen to disguise radical ideas. and the comeback kid with another comeback. bill clinton may be the go-to guy president obama needs to save him and his party. ask yourself this. ho
MSNBC
Sep 21, 2010 12:00am EDT
the problems of people like us, now this number is down to 50%. now, that is really a huge, huge decline and he needs to make the american people believe that he really connects with where they're at right now. >> do you think he started today -- i watched the whole thing. howard first and then arianna. i've got a commentary in this show. i think that it's great to listen to people who are skeptical. a lot of these business-type guys pretty smart guys up there, shrewd guys. we're grilling him today and he was taking it. >> yeah, he can handle it and i think that's good. the more he's out there talking to people who understand the economic situation -- >> and don't like him. >> and even if they don't like him, fine. >> i love it. >> he's perfectly capable of handling all of that stuff. he's good at it. he's a lawyer. he's an empathetic guy but he's not always in the situation where he can show. >> why do they keep setting him up with those goof ball ringers? what's it like to be great? do you ever get tired of people not understanding your motives? arianna, i hate to be skeptical. well, i am ske
MSNBC
Sep 15, 2010 6:00am EDT
, not a run. i'm not getting on the train to da if there's running. >> there will be no running from us. we got a golf cart. i got, like, those tony soprano sweats, velour and we'll be smoking. we're in new york, we have msnbc and "time" magazine analyst laura halprin. chris jansing and in washington, d.c., nbc political analyst pat buchanan. i don't know if pat is lathered up by what happened last night. pat, we'll get to you in a minute. i was awakened though in the middle of the night by a three-alarm -- not tweet, a three-alarm column by mark halprin, framing last night in opinion pox lip tick terms for the republican party. >> so apocalyptic. republicans were taking a senate seat, there was a building block to get back to the senate majority. it's gone barring some truly unforeseeable development. absolute binary switch. republicans now almost impossible to come up with a way they get the ten-seat majority. in the longer term it shows the republican party has a huge problem. they've benefit friday the tea party movement so far. they'll benefit in november but maybe having a huge, huge
MSNBC
Sep 24, 2010 12:00am EDT
we'll see you again tomorrow night. i'm chris math use up in new york. bill clinton pitching coach, former president clinton who outsmarted republicans who tried to make him a one-termer has some political advice for president obama. he said there's still time to for obama to hold off for republican tidal wave but he says the only way to stop that republican wave is to tell voters not to let their disappointment cloud their judgment that obama's got plain to voters that our economy is improving faster than most of the worlds. that he's got to be optimistic about the future of this country and make the argument about republican ideas being no good. he's also got to nationalize the midterms in 1994. that's the advice today. and the president has to ask for two more years to get the job done. can this president pull off a popularity comeback in the way bill clinton did? that's our top story. plus, house republicans unveil their pledge to america today and it could be the biggest cover-up since watergate. it showcases all the predictable soft sell proposals but goes radio silent on the
MSNBC
Sep 2, 2010 5:00pm EDT
of pennsylvania, the democrat on the hard right is joe sestak. he'll join us soon to talk about his come from behind fight against pat toomey. >>> plus, should president obama have done anything differently to stop the disaster. no federal federal, no wall street reform. finally, wait until you see arizona governor jan brewer's excruciating 13 seconds of brain freeze in last night's debate. that's in the side show. let's start with whether president obama could have done anything differently to avoid a midterm election disaster. politics daily's david corn and micha michael sheerer writes for "time" magazine. michael, i'm going right to you. trust in the government dropping about 20%. yet, obama offered government as the primary solution to most of the nation woes, calling for new investments on health care. they say repeatedly telling pollsters that have helped the economy, if he had been at nothing, a numb nut, done nothing, been a jerry ford, just carried on and done nothing, would he be better off than being the active progress he's been? that's the biggest complaint. >> that's one. the b
MSNBC
Sep 21, 2010 6:00am EDT
about jimmy carter that seems to emerge every few years that explain to us why he was beaten so soundly in 1980? >> well, he feels, i think it's safe to say, unappreciat unappreciated -- not underappreciated, unappreciated. as we all know, you don't get to be president by having a deficit of grandosty. right, that's not a qualification for the job. all of these guys have that to some degree or another. some hide it better than others. i think as president carter gets older, he hides it not at all. >> so you're saying, not as as well as others? >> not at all. >> let's put the whole story aut there, for what it's worth. by the way, in washington this morning -- >> begins in plains. >> we have with us, a proposal historian, michael. he said, basically, after these comments aired yesterday, because, you know, president carter is on a media blitz for his book, "white house diary." he says this, what i meant was for 27 years, any carter center has provided me with superior opportunities to do good. >> if we can just say, that is the worst clarification -- >> i'm not going to defend that argum
MSNBC
Sep 16, 2010 2:00am EDT
and preserve them to be used in god's appropriate context. we need to address sexuality with young people. and masturbation is part of sexuality, but it is important to discuss this from a moral point of view. >> masturbation is a selfish act. it's a lustful one, and we are to walk with pure hearts, not adulterous lusting hearts. >> the bible says that lust in your heart is committing adultery. so you can't masturbate without lust. >> that was christine o'donnell's job before getting into politics full-time. she was the president and founder of an organization called the salt. which when it wasn't busy warning kids not to get busy with themselves, it was trying to convince gay people that they can be cured of the gay. this is now the republican nominee for senate in the great state of delaware. this is who republicans now spent the day today lining up behind and sending money to. the thing about christine o'donnell that is so interesting about her as a politico, aside from some of her incredibly interesting views, is that even though she has been portrayed as an out of nowhere political o
MSNBC
Sep 16, 2010 5:00am EDT
us now from capitol hill with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the president has a problem because increasingly democrats also disagree with him over taxes, and republicans are digging in, not good signs for a compromise seven weeks before an election. >> reporter: how to win a tax fight and an election. first, solidify the base. >> don't forget who is standing with you and who is standing against you. >> reporter: then put pressure on your opponents. >> we simply don't have time anymore to play games. >> reporter: extending tax cuts to americans earning over 250,000 has become the lightning rod for a nasty part season fight headed into november. more than two dozen democrats now disagree with president obama. republicans are not wavering. >> republicans are united. no tax increases on nobody. >> reporter: even house leader john boehner, who suggested sunday he might support the president, is now backing off. >> if it's your only option as you said sunday, would you vote -- >> i want to extend all of the current tax breaks. >> reporter: tuesday's primary appears t
MSNBC
Sep 21, 2010 10:00am EDT
'd like you to help us with some perspectives. the numbers are better than expected, but, as i understand, the gains were driven by apartment building and is this good news, bad news or something in between? >> a lot of numbers in between this. is it good news? look, anything that goes up is good news in this economy. we also have to put it into the perspective of how low we were from housing starts off of historic peaks to historic troughs. looking at that 10% number. the single rise in housing starts was good. we're seeing some increase although you have to wonder why if there's so much inventory on the market already. we came off that homebuyer tax market and we saw this huge drop in new home sales because of the tax credit, but, now, we'll start to see people come back into the market as the housing market recovers and we better be ready with some new construction to offer them. that's probably what they're thinking going into that single family housing number. apartment buildings which were up 32% month to month. why is that? because the homeownership rate is actually dropping. more
MSNBC
Sep 21, 2010 7:00pm EDT
hart and she is why democrats could be facing big losses this november. velma hart joins us later in the show to talk about how president obama has failed to meet his challenges and her challenges on what it will take to win back the enthusiasm of voters like her. >>> and the new maccar thinkism. we heard it here on "hardball" last night from the values voters summit, the attacks on muslims. and the claim that some house, president obama wants to impose shari ya law, islamic law in the united states, you know, cutting off hands, stoning, that sort of thing. republicans have selling this scare. should some people be worried? >>> plus, just say. no late this afternoon, senate republicans voted down an effort to repeal the ban on gays serving openly in the u.s. military. we will get into the politics of that story and who wins by that vote coming november 2nd and who, if anybody, loses. >>> let me finish tonight with a diabolic talk of newt gingrich, who is, day after day, raising hatred, anger and fear with all his craft and wyle. >>> we start with bill maher, the host of "real time
MSNBC
Sep 20, 2010 1:00pm EDT
about iran. she joins us in her very first interview before addressing the general assembly and meeting all the other delegates. susan rice, thank you so much. iran again challenging the u.n. watchdog saying it is operating illegally, has no right to crack down. he's also saying the u.n. sanctions are having no effect, the effect of an interview -- in one interview he says it was a spoiled kleenex. what is your best information on how to deal with iran and whether these sanctions are having any effect? because certainly in his public statements skand iran's behavio it doesn't seem to have stepped back. >> you wouldn't expect the leader of iran to come ask say the sanctions are killing me. but with all the evidence we've seen, these have proven to be the toughest set of sanctions. u.n. community has ever imposed on iran and they're having difficulty as well as having iran move ships to acquire access to banking. they came in three categories. first, that that we passed at the united nations securities council. then the european union came behind, as did japan and south korea, others, can
MSNBC
Sep 20, 2010 7:00pm EDT
"hardball." >>> good evening, i'm chris math use in washington. leading off, obama/clinton. the o.c. the best political mooch president obama made in his presidency even before he was president was to forge a lincolnesque coalition with the other force in the democratic party, the clintons, naming hillary clinton as secretary of state was just the beginning. last week, she took the front line job in bringing about what could be obama's greatest presidential achievement, peace in the middle east. this week president clinton joined hands was to forge a coalition with the other force in the democratic party, we have arianna huffington. is the quote still taboo? we're talking christine o'donnell. our friend bill mahr rebroadcast a clip of o'donnell from the show in which o'donnell said she dabbled with witchcraft and between the a date of satanic altar. what will the voters of delaware make of that? republican dale peterson of alabama said things like president obama hates america. you know, the usual stuff. this unthinking hate rested president by right wingers and tea partiers has g
MSNBC
Sep 24, 2010 1:00pm EDT
but can you keep this part and that part and that other part and why the republicans are using a slogan repel and replace. they are saying we will seep kooep some of the things but haven't figured out what parts they will keep and the trick it's not easy to have the popular provisions without some of the unpopular provisions. for instance you prohibit bans on coverage for people with preexisting conditions. you have to have an individual mandate to make sure that the costs don't blow up and get out of control and they haven't done, i think, yet the hard work of saying how are we going to do this? how are we going to keep parts of the people and get rid of the parts that people don't like? that is the hard work of governing and their document is not really being honest about that right now. >> good to see you, michael. >> great to see you. thank you. >>> democrats have countered this house republican pledge to america with their own promise. refusing to release their own agenda. vowing, instead, to run on their legislative record. democrats, though, are calling the republicans commitment
MSNBC
Sep 27, 2010 6:00am EDT
surprise to me. what else? >> tommy says i'm awake because my neighbor used the hot tub to make chilli and it exploded in the middle of the night. >> that tells you everything you need to know about new york jets fans, using their hot tub to make chilli for a football party. it's time for education. "morning joe" starts right now. >>> we have gotten so used to failure. we tolerate failure in places like d.c. and central harlem, detroit. we tolerate that failure. we have to say to this nation, no more, there's no downside to failure. you can fail those kids for another 20 years. everybody keeps their job. >> it's about jobs. >> no business in america would be in existence if it ran like. this we can't have our school system running like this. >>> welcome to a special edition of "morning joe." we're live. do you know where we are, joe? >> i have no idea. >> education plaza. learning plaza. are you going to learn something, boys, today? >> no. willie, how were you in school? >> good, not great. >> i was bad, not good. >> you were? >> yeah. >> you'll learn something today. i think you migh
MSNBC
Sep 2, 2010 7:00pm EDT
, the democrat running against the hard right is joe sestak. he'll join us soon tonight to talk about his come from behind fight against pat toomey. should president obama have done anything differently to avert a oh tension november disaster? would we have been better off had there been no stimulus spendi spending, no health care reform bill, no wall street reform? we'll debate that point. a new poll shows illegal immigration has dropped off. is it still a killer issue for the republicans? wait till you see arizona governor jan brewer's excruciating 13 seconds of brain freeze in last night's debate in the sideshow. >>> let's start with whether the president could have done anything differently to avoid a med term election disaster. david corn from mother jones and michael sheer writes for "time" magazine. michael, right to you on this. i want to quote you. in 2008, trust in the federal government was at a historic low dropping about 25%. yet, obama has offered government as the primary solution to most of the nation's woes calling for hig new investments in health care, infrastructured. some
MSNBC
Sep 22, 2010 12:00am EDT
as they consider whether or not they use an executived orrer to shut this thing down if congress won't do it. of in the fall into the sea new organization in the mantle of change and is deeply disappointed with where we are right now. >> for the woman talking to the present from hartford. big losses this november. she joins us with to talk about how president obama has failed to meet his challenges and our challenges on what it will take to win back the enthusiasm. the new mccarthyism. a tax on muslims and a claim that somehow present obama want to pull with shariah law, islamic law in the united states and cutting off hands and stoning. republicans are selling this care. ni a repeal to ban the gays serving openly. we will get into the politics of that and who wins by that vote coming november 2nd and who if anybody loses. let me finish tonight with a diabolic talk of making great to is day after day racing hatreds and fear with all of his craft and wow. think you for joining us. i wanted to watch you in real time. let's listen. >> christine, if you are watching, i created you. y
MSNBC
Sep 23, 2010 9:00am EDT
's deputy political director joining us from washington. so it's called the pledge to america, mark. what's in it? >> well, savannah, there are many components, but among the provisions that they are going to be laying out today, one would be make all the bush tax cuts permanent. another priority for them would hold weekly votes on spending cuts. and then finally, to repeal and replace health care. of course, many of these ideas aren't necessarily new. we've been hearing from republicans for a very long time their desire to repeal and replace health care along with extending the bush tax cuts. but this is a response to democratic charges of where is the beef? what would republicans do if they take back control of congress? and this 21-page document essentially does that. it lays out their ideas, what they would like to accomplish, and their priorities for the next congress. >> all right. mark murray in our washington newsroom. you know, savannah, the interesting thing was the reaction among folks at national review, for instance, or representing the pragmatic ring of the republican party
MSNBC
Sep 29, 2010 8:00pm EDT
. thanks for being with us. join us again tomorrow night from dublin for my interview with president bill clinton. "countdown" with keith olbermann starts right now. >>> which of these stories will you be talking about tomorrow? the day of major spills in the tea party? alaska senate candidate five months late filing personal finance disclosure faces $50,000 fine. florida senate candidate supporting english only with a commercial in spanish. delaware senate candidate lies about her education jump from one to three. and she hears voices. >> we marched on because we knew good was not releasing us to quit. >> but some of it is hardly that silly. church pedophelia victims today ask of ron johnson republican senate candidate in wisconsin, get the diocese to release the names of the priests involved. because when he was still on a diocese board, he testified on the bill to toughen laws against pedophelia, testified against it, because the new laws would be too tough on business. >> i think it is extremely important to consider the economic havoc and the other victims it would likely create. >>
MSNBC
Sep 26, 2010 7:00am EDT
. but ask yourself this, how appropriate is it clinton to backseat driving obama when he used to bristle the same thing happening to him in 1994. also, finish the following sentence. the tea party is "a," tearing apart the republican party or "b"," energizing the gop and opening up an enthusiasm gap. with democrats, the answer that may tell us a lot about what happens in november. you think republicans say nasty things about each other? wait until you hear about eliot spitzer that wants his own job back. that's in the side show. the side show is the lead today. the politics editor for msnbc.com. we have to start with what happened on capitol hill. it's with a michigan kangman and stephen colbert today. >> i'm asking you to leave the committee rom and submit your application in writing. >> i'm here by request from the chairwoman. >> that is correct. >> thank you very much. that's fair enough. >> vaughan, let me start with you. you have been doing this as long as i have, watching the 24/7 news cycle infect congress and now it's gone to a level i don't think any of us ever thought where an
MSNBC
Sep 3, 2010 5:00pm EDT
using against them. that means going negative. it means brutally honest, devastatingly negative ads. as one strategist pointed out, anyone who spends money on a positive ad may as well get give money to charity. the democrats are finally getting tough. and that's our top story tonight. >>> plus, what scares you? what's to fear if the republicans grab control of the congress? another government shutdown in order to shift spending power to the congress? a relentless campaign to take down president obama. listen tonight to what the republicans themselves are offering up. >>> also, we have a glimmer of good economic news this morning. the jobless rate ticked up a tenth of a point to 9.6%. and 54,000 jobs were lost overall because of the temporary census bureau jobs coming to an end. but the private sector added 67,000 new jobs, higher than expected. that offers hope that things are getting better in the real economic world out there. still some democrats are quite worried about ending bush tax cuts for the top brackets. we'll look into that. some of them are starting to get very wary at
MSNBC
Sep 24, 2010 6:00am EDT
all of us and we hated him. again, it was so ugly. but, i always think -- you talk about james madison's vision for how it's supposed to work. even when you have people going like this, or maybe because you have people going like this, balanced the budget four years in a row, first time since the 1920s. welfare reform, two successful military campaigns, 22 million new jobs. a lot of different things. so yesterday the idea of the interview was we were going to figure out if bill clinton were president, what would he do to get this economy started? i would suggest the most important thing to talk about and, of course, he didn't disappoint, did he? >> no, he didn't. >> brilliant responses. and yet the rest of the day we were savaged. i was savaged with why didn't you bring up monica? why didn't you bring up impeachment. and then the left, why were you so critical of barack obama? which i wasn't. but does this none, jon meacham suggest what's wrong with this country? everybody, all the adults at least are focussed on how do we get the economy started again. how do we grow jobs. these harsh
MSNBC
Sep 28, 2010 7:00pm EDT
. he's with us tonight. and we have p.j. o'rourke, a good name to have when you're broadcasting from the emerald island. his book is called "don't vote." is he cheering against the democrats? finally let me finish with a need to get in the car and drive. all that's ahead, but first let's check the "hardball" scoreboards. the latest polls in the tight races around the country. we'll start with the connecticut senate race, where dick blumenthal leads linda mcmahon by just three points. joe sestak is now within five points of toomey. in missouri, a poll by has robin carnahan within striking distance of republican roy blunt. but in new hampshire it's republican ayotte with a 14-point lead over democrat hodes. we'll continue to check the hardball scoreboard each night. >>> joining me is josh marshall, founder and editor of "talking points memo" and joan walsh of salon. let me start with you, josh. this new appeal by the president, the vice president, speaking of talking points, they seem to have them. buck up. >> you know, they're in a tough position. they have to get their base out. fran
MSNBC
Sep 28, 2010 5:00pm EDT
on us just makes no sense to me. >> this is what i don't get, what do you mean by scapegoating? setting up a blame game situation assuming you're going to get beaten? >> i worry about that a bit. i'm not saying it flat-out. does it cross my mind? sure. i can't think of any other reason to do this. i don't know why you think a way to motivate people is to tell them they're wrong, ungrateful, irresponsible. so when my mind can't find a good political reason. i go to future political reasons. maybe that's it or maybe they're just angry and need to get it in check. >> i think the last one is probably true. human nature may be just ticked off at the left progressive left. let's look at the way the president is using the language. quote, in a new "rolling stone" interview, the president said -- quote the idea that we've got a lot of enthusiasm in the democratic people need to shake off this lethargy. people need to buck up. there's the phrase, josh. i would imagine it's a combination of joan says they're angry that the left has been hitting them hard, and they're trying to get them guilt ridd
MSNBC
Sep 4, 2010 7:00am EDT
feared. the storm is still kicking up dangerous rip currents, though. kevin is live for us in rockport, massachusetts. it looks pretty as a picture behind you. >> reporter: absolutely, you know. earl, we hardly knew you, thank goodness. because here in rockport, this harbor would be filled with boats and a lot of them have been pulled out of the water. and the good news is this morning that everything planned for rockport and the gloucester area out here in massachusetts is being put back on and all the labor day celebrations are going to be taking place. and they're going to be taking place as many people here breathe a sigh of relief. because this storm did go through here last night. it's gray and there's a little bit of rain coming down, but nothing like had been predicted all week long from this fierce force four hurricane that was going to be coming through here. fortunately, it was just sort of a storm when it came through here last night. and as you just mentioned, it's heading its way up north to canada towards halifax, and now people up there are being told to be on the looko
MSNBC
Sep 13, 2010 7:00pm EDT
's operated as his father's pawn. he's accusing him of conning us to elect him president. what do you make of newt, howard? >> i've been covering newt for many years. he's a bomb thrower. he's a guy who knows the weak point to attack. what's interesting to me here is he feels free to say anything at this point. it's a kind of free fire zone within the conservative movement. and newt, who's always trying tu say the most outrageous thing and that goes back many, many years, now has moved from saying outrageous things about the ethics of the house members in the democratic leadership 15, 18 years ago, to saying these thin about a man that newt himself has no evidence for what he's alleging here.te he really has absolutely none. his facts are wrong. as mr. weigepointed out on his page and i'm just really not surprised, but kind of depressed by it. >> david, you covered this kind of spiritual territory. ideological territory. he's accusing as basically a zombie. saying his father hated the british white guys. his son is kind of a zombie like figure. in fact governed by a ghost. this is the kind
MSNBC
Sep 24, 2010 7:00pm EDT
states. but ask yourself this, how appropriate is it clinton to backseat driving obama when he used to bristle the same thing happening to him in 1994. also, finish the following sentence. the tea party is "a," tearing apart the republican party or "b"," energizing the gop and opening up an enthusiasm gap. with democrat, the answer may tell us a lot and wait until you hear what eliot spitzer has to say about the fellow democrat who wants his old job, andrew cuomo. but that's in "the sideshow." host "face to face" on our nbc stations in nevada. and the politics editor for msnbc.com, von berger. look, we got to start with what happened on capitol hill. here's an exchange between michigan congressman john conyers and stephen colbert today. let's listen. >> i'm asking you to leave the committee room completely and submit your statement instead. >> i'm here at the invitation of the chairwoman and if she'd like me to remove myself from the hearing room, i'm theme do so. >> that is correct. >>s that fair enough. >> von, let me start with you. you've been doing this as long as i have. watch
MSNBC
Sep 7, 2010 6:00am EDT
will join us. andrew ross sorkin, and eugene robinson, all coming up today on "morning joe." good lineup. >> we've got a very good lineup and a lot to get to. >> we'll start with the news. with the midterm elections fast approaching, president obama rolling out new finishives to boost the economy. and tomorrow in cleveland, the president will reportedly propose a permanent extension of tax credits for business owners to invest in research and development. also on the table a plan to allow companies to write off 100% of their investments in new plants and equipment through the end of next year. yesterday in milwaukee, the president announced a proposal to invest in new roads and railways. the $50 initiative is a six-year plan that would create a government-run bank to finance transportation projects. the white house says it would create jobs by improving and expanding $150,000 miles of the nation's roads, 4,000 miles of railways, and 150 miles of airport runways. although president obama says the plan will be fully paid for, and will not add to the deficit, republican leaders like john bo
MSNBC
Sep 29, 2010 5:00pm EDT
msnbc that's going to do it for us this fine afternoon. i am dylan ratigan and "hardball" from ireland, no less, with bill clinton starting right now. >>> back to college with barack obama. let's play "hardball."\ >>> back to college with barack obama. let's play "hardball.">>> back obama. let's play "hardball." >>> good evening, i'm chris matthews in dublin, traveling this week with former president bill clinton. leading off tonight, mr. october, can president obama recapture some of that old 2008 magic? it certainly looked that way last night when 26,000 supporters turned to out for his rally in madison, wisconsin. more, by some estimates, than he drew during his campaign. he is become on the trail today again in iowa and in virginia and if, if he can close the enthusiasm gap, the democrats may be looking at a sweeter november. plus, sharron angle's habit of denying what she said on tape. we will listen to the denials and then go to the videotape. love this job. >>> also, i just went spent the entire day here on the irish isle with bill clinton and got a chance to talk to him
MSNBC
Sep 29, 2010 7:00pm EDT
campaign mode. u.s. congressman jim clyburn of south carolina is the democratic whip. congressman clyburn, thank you for watching. here is president obama last night in madison, wisconsin. >> i know times are tough right now. i know times are tough. i know a lot of folks are anxious about the future and i know that during the campaign, especially after we had already started winning, the feeling was, well this is just exciting, you got those nice hope posters and then there was the inauguration and beyonce singing and bono and i know sometimes it feels a long way from the hope and excitement that we felt on election day or the day of the inauguration. but i've got to say, we always knew this was gonna take time. we always knew this was gonna be hard. >> congressman clyburn that is barack obama, the president of the united states, back in campaign mode. can he lift the spirits of the party? >> oh, absolutely. look, i've been out there every weekend for the last three, four weeks and i can tell you, i was in pennsylvania, new jersey, delaware, this past sunday, monday, tuesday, and people a
MSNBC
Sep 3, 2010 6:00am EDT
and mika have one more day off. heading into the weekend, luckily, chris jansing is here to save us. >> as good as you get? sorry about that! >> we have a great panel with us. andrew ross sorkin. mike crowley is here from "time" magazine and joining us political reporter bob costa. aever also from washington, d.c., sam stein. the average age on the set right now, 17 years old. >> they asked where are the grown-ups. i'm it. >> we have a lot to talk about this morning but the headline, chris, hurricane earl. >> what a mess is out out there. hurricane earl is racing up the east coast after lashing eastern north carolina with severe rain and powerful winds this morning. for more on how the northeast is preparing for the storm we turn to the weather channel's julie martin who is in ocean city, maryland. good morning. >> good morning, chris. yeah, we're next here at ocean city, m.d. i don't know if you've seen the video from cape hatteras but they are getting battered pretty good down there. and expecting more of the same heading this way to mid to late morning in ocean city. i want to sh
MSNBC
Sep 13, 2010 5:00pm EDT
. that will do it for us. "hardball's" up right now. >>> the eye of newt. let's play "hardball." good evening. going tribal. newt gingrich, the political salve jer says theresident of the united states is actually a zombie, animated by the ghost of his african father leading a kenyan quest. he said this is the stunning, most protective model. he called barack obama a con man who managed to trick america into electing him, quote -- that's what he said this ekend. i want to kno can weo any further down this suer of hate. isn't it enough to fight over taxes and spending and wars? do we have to attack the very americanness of the president, who brought this country such honor by his rise to office? plus, we heard john boehner say he would be willing toextend the bush tax cuts for the middle class. sounds like he's willing to compromise or maybedo luring democrats down a trap. also, the big political story may come out of delaware where a sarah palin-jim demint c conservative may be poised to score the biggest upset of the season. her win would be good news for the reblican party. and how meg whit
MSNBC
Sep 14, 2010 12:00am EDT
that's so horrified by her do in the general election? i love election years. that does it for us tonight. "hardball" is up next. good night. >>> the eye of newt. let's play "hardball." good evening. i'm chris matthews in boston. leading off tonight, going tribal. newt gingrich and the notorious political scavenger has drudged up his dirtiest shovel fall. the political strategist says the president of the united states is actually a zombie, animated by the ghost of his african father leading a kenyan quest against the white oppressors. the former speaker of the house said that this is the most stunning, most protective model. he called barack obama a con man who managed to trick america into electing him, quote -- what if obama is so outside of our comprehension that only if you understand kenyan, anti-colonial behavior can you begin to piece together his actions. that's what newt gingrich said this weekend. i want to know, can we go any further down this suer of hate. isn't it enough to fight over taxes and spending and wars? do we have to attack the very americanness of the pres
CSPAN
Sep 3, 2010 7:00am EDT
of riverside, california. at a 30 a.m., lara brown on her book "jockeying for the u.s. presidency." we will conclude with alan abramowitz from emory university. "washington journal" is next. host: michael joseph grosz of the "vanity fair" has a 10,000 work. -- a 10,000 words essay about sarah palin. there are the numbers on the screen. she gives a speech and the media write about it. there is a fascination in this country with sarah palin and we want to find out what it is. you can also send us a tweet and e-mail. here is the cover story from vanity fair "sarah palin, the sound and fury." that is the lead in the michael joseph gross story. sarah palin's connection with her audience is complete. people admirer are convinced she is just like them and this conviction seems to satisfy their curiosity about the objective facts of her life. getttle bit more before we to your calls. palance divisive way of stating things. i mean, she has a negative thing to say about everything, everything. and she makes up things as she goes. could you imagine her of running a country with 300 million p
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Sep 23, 2010 6:00am EDT
to have. but what i want to do is talk about what's coming up -- i want us to talk about what's at stake in this election because the people that potentially will take over if we don't focus on this election, i promise you will cut aids funding. >>> welcome to "morning joe." great to have you was. joe scar borrow with you along with mika brzezinski. tina brown of the daily beast and mark halprin with msnbc and "time" and willie geist. the founder, as jon meacham says t founder and publisher and host of "way too early." john writes in a critique every morning. >> that's great. >>> we have a big show today. we're going to be running back and forth to places. president bill clinton will be on the show later this morning. and we have a lot to talk about this morning. >> we do. you go first. >> we saw "waiting for superman" yesterday. actually the story dovetails nicely with the newark story today that's in the news. but wow. you walk out of it feeling really twisted up and angry. >> willie, we were all there, and i knew how it was going to end. people were telling me about the lottery for th
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